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Flat Left Front Not Enough To Stop Hafertepe At I-30 Speedway With Lucas Oil ASCS

Bryan Hulbert – LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 27, 2020) Even with a flat left front tire over the final four laps on Saturday's SawBlade.com A-Feature, it was not enough to slow Sam Hafertepe, Jr. as the driver of the Hills Racing/Heidbreder Foundation No. 15h led start to finish with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at I-30 Speedway.


Winner Sam Hafertepe Jr (Serena Dalhamer Photo)

"I just got a little too greedy," chuckled Hafertepe over the flat front tire. "I did that with about four laps to go, and I just started being careful, so it didn't dig in."

Hafertepe's third career victory with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at the Arkansas quarter-mile, the win is Sam's 50th overall with the National Tour since 2010.

Fending off numerous restart attempts at the lead by Mississippi's Dale Howard, the No. 15h used the final 15 lap green flag run to stretch his advantage to 2.747 seconds. Battling with Roger Crockett over the last half of the Feature, the pair went side by side several times as Howard held off the No. 11. Blake Hahn grabbed third on Lap 26 after Dale and Roger nearly made contact. Blake was able to hold on to complete the night's podium after starting seventh on the grid. Roger Crockett ended up fourth with Jordan Mallett, from 11th, taking the fifth position on the closing lap.

Moving up six positions, Missouri's Garet Williamson ended up sixth with Cody Gardner seventh. Having to race through the first BMRS B-Feature, after being disqualified during his Qualifier for rough driving, Howard Moore rebounded to eighth after starting 19th. Having fallen out the top ten late in the A-Feature, Matt Covington came back to finish ninth with Chase Randall posting his first top ten of the season against the National Tour.

The 76th event at I-30 Speedway since 1993 with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network; the Saturday showdown drew a field of 42 drivers from 10 states and three countries. SCE Gaskets Heat Races were topped by John Carney II, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Brad Bowden, Howard Moore, and Zach Pringle. Hoosier Tire Qualifiers went to Justin Sanders, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Roger Crockett. A pair of BMRS B-Features were topped by Tim Crawley and Dylan Westbrook. Provisional were utilized by Harli White and Robbie Price based on National Tour Owner Points. A Regional Provisional was used by Joseph Miller.

The next event for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network is slated for Saturday, July 11 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. Live coverage is available for those who cannot make the trip on www.racinboys.com.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2020, log onto www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:

Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV and ASCS Mid-South Region
I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Ark.)
Saturday, June 27, 2020

Car Count: 42

SCE Gaskets Heat Races (Top 30 in Passing Points advance to Qualifiers)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II[2]; 2. 16A-Justin Sanders[1]; 3. 28-Scott Bogucki[5]; 4. 24D-Danny Sams III[4]; 5. 14-Jordon Mallett[7]; 6. 24W-Jeffrey West Jr[3]; 7. 21P-Robbie Price[9]; 8. 5-Eric Lutz[8]; 9. 0-Mike Vaculik[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[2]; 2. 15J-Jeremy Middleton[1]; 3. G6-Cody Gardner[5]; 4. 95-Matt Covington[6]; 5. 21B-Brandon Hinkle[3]; 6. 88-Travis Reber[7]; 7. 69-Jamey Mooney[8]; 8. 27J-Joseph Poe Jr[9]; 9. 99-Blake Jenkins[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Brad Bowden[2]; 2. 77X-Alex Hill[3]; 3. 47-Dale Howard[7]; 4. 9-Chase Randall[6]; 5. 1X-Tim Crawley[5]; 6. 13-Chase Howard[4]; 7. 30-Joseph Miller[1]; 8. 1S-Joey Schmidt[8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 3-Howard Moore[4]; 2. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth[3]; 3. 24-Garet Williamson[5]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett[6]; 5. 55B-Brandon Anderson[7]; 6. 17B-Ryan Bickett[1]; 7. 8X-Tony Higgins[8]; 8. X-Charlie Louden[2]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 8Z-Zach Pringle[1]; 2. 14E-Kyle Bellm[6]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[4]; 4. 21K-Kevin Hinkle[2]; 5. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[5]; 6. 11B-Tyler Horn[3]; 7. 23B-Keith Ainsworth[8]; 8. 17W-Harli White[7]

Hoosier Tire Qualifiers (Top 16 in combined Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)

Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 16A-Justin Sanders[2]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 3. J2-John Carney II[5]; 4. 14-Jordon Mallett[7]; 5. 8Z-Zach Pringle[4]; 6. 88-Travis Reber[9]; 7. 21K-Kevin Hinkle[8]; 8. 69-Jamey Mooney[10]; 9. 28-Scott Bogucki[3]; 10. (DQ) 3-Howard Moore[6] ***Moore DQ'd for rough driving.

Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[5]; 2. 9-Chase Randall[1]; 3. G6-Cody Gardner[3]; 4. 14E-Kyle Bellm[6]; 5. 15J-Jeremy Middleton[2]; 6. 1X-Tim Crawley[8]; 7. 55B-Brandon Anderson[7]; 8. 77X-Alex Hill[4]; 9. 8X-Tony Higgins[10]; 10. 21B-Brandon Hinkle[9]

Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Roger Crockett[1]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn[2]; 3. 47-Dale Howard[6]; 4. 24-Garet Williamson[3]; 5. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth[4]; 6. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[8]; 7. 24D-Danny Sams III[7]; 8. 23B-Keith Ainsworth[10]; 9. 21P-Robbie Price[9]; 10. 2-Brad Bowden[5]

BMRS B-Feature (Top 3 from each advance to the A-Feature)

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 1X-Tim Crawley[1]; 2. 3-Howard Moore[2]; 3. 5-Eric Lutz[8]; 4. 28-Scott Bogucki[5]; 5. 30-Joseph Miller[9]; 6. 11B-Tyler Horn[7]; 7. 0-Mike Vaculik[10]; 8. (DNF) 24D-Danny Sams III[4]; 9. (DNF) 55B-Brandon Anderson[3]; 10. (DNF) 23B-Keith Ainsworth[6]; 11. (DNS) 1S-Joey Schmidt; 12. (DNS) 8X-Tony Higgins; 13. (DNS) 13-Chase Howard ***Bogucki docked two spots at the finish for advancing before the cone.

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[1]; 2. 24W-Jeffrey West Jr[8]; 3. 99-Blake Jenkins[13]; 4. 77X-Alex Hill[2]; 5. 17W-Harli White[11]; 6. 69-Jamey Mooney[5]; 7. 17B-Ryan Bickett[9]; 8. 21B-Brandon Hinkle[7]; 9. 21K-Kevin Hinkle[3]; 10. 27J-Joseph Poe Jr[10]; 11. 21P-Robbie Price[6]; 12. 2-Brad Bowden[4]; 13. X-Charlie Louden[12]

Sawblade.com A-Feature

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[1]; 2. 47-Dale Howard[2]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[7]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett[6]; 5. 14-Jordon Mallett[11]; 6. 24-Garet Williamson[12]; 7. G6-Cody Gardner[8]; 8. 3-Howard Moore[19]; 9. 95-Matt Covington[9]; 10. 9-Chase Randall[10]; 11. 1X-Tim Crawley[17]; 12. 8Z-Zach Pringle[13]; 13. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth[14]; 14. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[18]; 15. 15J-Jeremy Middleton[15]; 16. 99-Blake Jenkins[22]; 17. 24W-Jeffrey West Jr[20]; 18. 5-Eric Lutz[21]; 19. 30-Joseph Miller[25]; 20. (DNF) 17W-Harli White[23]; 21. (DNF) 16A-Justin Sanders[5]; 22. (DNF) 88-Travis Reber[16]; 23. (DNF) 14E-Kyle Bellm[3]; 24. (DNF) J2-John Carney II[4]; 25. (DNF) 21P-Robbie Price[24]

Lap Leader(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1-30
Hard Charger: Howard Moore +11
High Point Driver: Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
Provisional(s): Harli White (Points); Robbie Price (Points); Joseph Miller (Regional)

Driver Point Standings (Top 15): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 733; 2. Roger Crockett 684; 3. Jordon Mallett 661; 4. Matt Covington 633; 5. Harli White 620; 6. Blake Hahn 616; 7. Dylan Westbrook 611; 8. Scott Bogucki 607; 9. Justin Sanders 578; 10. Garet Williamson 504; 11. Chase Randall 497; 12. John Carney II 681; 13. Robbie Price 479; 14. Alex Hill 460; 15. Danny Sams III 458

2020 A-Feature Winner(s): Sam Hafertepe, Jr. – 3 (2/29 – Canyon Speedway Park; 6/25 – Caney Valley Speedway; 6/27 – I-30 Speedway); Matt Covington - 1 (2/28 - Canyon Speedway Park); Brad Sweet – 1 (3/6 – Merced Speedway); Andy Forsberg – 1 (3/8 – Petaluma Speedway);

Saturday, June 27, 2020

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Chad Kemenah was forced to adjust his line during the 410 sprint feature and he made it work to perfection, taking the lead with just two laps to go to claim the $4,000 top prize at Fremont Speedway Saturday on Willie’s Sales and Service Night.

Kemenah, a Fremont, Ohio native, battled very hard with Caleb Griffith the final eight laps, with the pair making slight contact at one point. Kemenah had actually taken the lead on lap 23 of the 30-lap feature but a caution put Griffith back to the point. On the ensuing restart Griffith went to the bottom to block but Kemenah was able to make his Liz Matus Racing machine work the middle and high line and finally got around Griffith on lap 28 and held on for his 13th career Fremont win. It was his first win at “The Track That Action Built” since defeating the World of Outlaws in 2016.

“I have a car owner (Johnny Garvin) is at home…he’s setting so I can race. This is pretty cool…this is actually bad ass. My hat goes off to Caleb. He raced me perfect…that’s how you want to race. I can’t thank my nephew AJ (Havens) enough. Due to my thought process here, we’ve been experimenting a lot and I told him for the feature go back and do what you know how to do. As you could see a week ago my experimenting went horribly wrong. I can’t thank Paul Kistler, Maxim Chassis, Liuna, Gary Bretz with North Baltimore Meats, Alternative Power Source, Shawn Loken…everyone that helps out on this team including my wife and kids, AJ’s kids. We have a lot of fun,” said Kemenah beside his Gill Construction, Garvin Scrap Metal backed #15K.

It was the second night of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by the Baumann Auto Group.

Leipsic, Ohio’s Chase Dunham started his sprint car racing career in the 305 division at Fremont Speedway. Those learning laps at the track paid off Saturday as he took the lead with nine laps to go and held off several challenges from veteran Tim Allison to score his first career sprint car win with the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders.

“It definitely helped just having some more laps here than the other guys. This is my first win…I can’t thank my sponsors enough…William Vaughn Company, Dales Concrete, Bob Hampshire, George’s LP Gas, Precision Laser Forming, Tim Hogan’s George Dalton Carpet, Miller Construction, K&L Ready Mix, Banshee Graphics,” said Dunham in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Matt Foos gave his dad, Dave, a former sprint car mechanic, a great birthday present Saturday…a victory. Foos battled with Brandon Moore throughout the 25 laps of the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature before driving to his eighth career Fremont win.

It was the second night of the NAPA Auto Parts of Bryan AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales for the 305 sprints.

“We got my dad on the wrenches. Got him out of retirement. He came with us last night (at Attica Raceway Park where he was the hard charger) and it showed. We’re a good combo. I can give him a lot of feedback,” said Foos beside his Speed Shark Graphics, 818 Club, DR’s Powerlab, CS9 Chassis, Kear’s Speed Shop and Berryman Racing Shocks backed #12.

Toledo, Ohio’s Cory McCaughey has finished second 14 times at Fremont Speedway in the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks. It took a new ride to finally put him in victory lane Saturday. McCaughey, who started 11th, took the lead from Shawn Valenti with just three laps to go and held off the veteran for his first ever Fremont Speedway win.

“Thank you Mark Kachenmeister so much for the opportunity. To beat Shawn you have to have a big ole set and drive that thing right in there,” said McCaughey beside his KC Engineering; Ron Miller Race Cars and DAS Motors.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action with a huge double-header Saturday and Sunday, July 4 and 5 as part of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek. The dirt trucks will be on the racing card Saturday with the 305 sprints joining the All Stars on Sunday. Gates will open at 3 p.m. both days.

Keep up to date with Fremont Speedway by going to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway

About Willie’s Sales and Service - www.williesfremont.com
Willies Sales and Service with Toro lawn garden and STIHL equipment is located on East State Street in Fremont, Ohio. Willies has been providing excellent service in Northwest Ohio for over 60 years. Willie’s specializes in lawn and garden equipment sales and service. With a factory certified staff Willies is confident in assisting you with your lawn equipment needs. As an independent STIHL dealer, Willie’s can provide many services the big box chain stores just can't match. Willie’s can offer fast, professional service for your STIHL equipment after the sale. Your equipment comes fully assembled and ready to use, and Willie’s staff can give you in-store safety and operating demonstration so you can get started on your tasks as soon as you get home.

Fremont Speedway
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Willies Sales and Service Night

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410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying
1.16-DJ Foos, 13.434; 2.5-Byron Reed, 13.611; 3.15K-Chad Kemenah, 13.631; 4.09-Craig Mintz, 13.651; 5.3C-Cale Conley, 13.674; 6.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.708; 7.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.777; 8.4*-Tyler Street, 13.778; 9.1-Nate Dussel, 13.782; 10.4-Cap Henry, 13.789; 11.33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.863; 12.23-Cole Macedo, 13.915; 13.2+-Brian Smith, 13.916; 14.7BC-Tyler Courtney, 13.953; 15.35-Stuart Brubaker, 14.054; 16.2L-Landon LaLonde, 14.061; 17.5T-Travis Philo, 14.079; 18.22M-Dan McCarron, 14.203; 19.4T-Josh Turner, 14.292; 20.14-Chad Wilson, 14.826; 21.7T-Troy Vaccaro, 14.855; 22.77I-John Ivy, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A (8 Laps)
1. 33W-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 2. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 5. 2L-Landon LaLonde[5] ; 6. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[6]

Heat 2, Group B (8 Laps)
1. 4-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 3. 15K-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[5] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[7] ; 7. 4T-Josh Turner[6]

Heat 3, Group C (8 Laps)
1. 3C-Cale Conley[3] ; 2. 23-Cole Macedo[1] ; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[2] ; 4. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 6. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[7] ; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron[8]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)
1. 15K-Chad Kemenah[8] ; 2. 33W-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 3. 3C-Cale Conley[3] ; 4. 4-Cap Henry[7] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[14] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[22] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 8. 4*-Tyler Street[9] ; 9. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[12] ; 10. 77I-John Ivy[11] ; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker[15] ; 12. 5T-Travis Philo[20] ; 13. 16-DJ Foos[10] ; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 15. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[16] ; 16. 14-Chad Wilson[17] ; 17. 4T-Josh Turner[19] ; 18. 2L-Landon LaLonde[13] ; 19. 23-Cole Macedo[4] ; 20. 22M-Dan McCarron[21] ; 21. 5-Byron Reed[18] ; 22. 09-Craig Mintz[5]
Hard Charger: 3J-Trey Jacobs +16

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying
1.26-Jamie Miller, 14.304; 2.1W-Paul Weaver, 14.636; 3.19R-Steve Rando, 14.641; 4.11G-Luke Griffith, 14.679; 5.12F-Matt Foos, 14.691; 6.99-Alvin Roepke, 14.752; 7.97-Kyle Peters, 14.798; 8.X-Mike Keegan, 14.823; 9.Z10-Brandon Moore, 14.857; 10.5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 14.864; 11.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 14.866; 12.1H-Zeth Sabo, 14.914; 13.5-Kody Brewer, 14.974; 14.75-Jerry Dahms, 15.039; 15.85-Shawn Valenti, 15.102; 16.47-Matt Lucius, 15.277; 17.28-Tad Peck, 15.463; 18.78-Justin Clark, 15.481; 19.51-Garrett Craine, 15.537; 20.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 15.551; 21.07-Cameron Hague, 15.710; 22.12-Phil Capodice, 17.454; 23.3X-Brandon Riehl, 99.990; 24.36-Seth Schneider, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[1] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[3] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 4. 97-Kyle Peters[2] ; 5. 5-Kody Brewer[5] ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius[6] ; 7. 12-Phil Capodice[8] ; 8. 51-Garrett Craine[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 12F-Matt Foos[3] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[1] ; 4. X-Mike Keegan[2] ; 5. 28-Tad Peck[6] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[5] ; 7. X15-Kasey Ziebold[7] ; 8. 3X-Brandon Riehl[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 2. 1H-Zeth Sabo[1] ; 3. Z10-Brandon Moore[2] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 5. 78-Justin Clark[6] ; 6. 85-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 8. 07-Cameron Hague[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 3. 85-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 4. 75-Jerry Dahms[2] ; 5. X15-Kasey Ziebold[5] ; 6. 07-Cameron Hague[8] ; 7. 51-Garrett Craine[7] ; 8. 12-Phil Capodice[4]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 12F-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. Z10-Brandon Moore[1] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[3] ; 5. 26-Jamie Miller[6] ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[12] ; 7. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[9] ; 8. 78-Justin Clark[15] ; 9. 1H-Zeth Sabo[8] ; 10. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[7] ; 11. X-Mike Keegan[11] ; 12. 36-Seth Schneider[17] ; 13. 97-Kyle Peters[10] ; 14. 5-Kody Brewer[13] ; 15. 47-Matt Lucius[16] ; 16. 85-Shawn Valenti[18] ; 17. 75-Jerry Dahms[19] ; 18. X15-Kasey Ziebold[20] ; 19. 28-Tad Peck[14] ; 20. 1W-Paul Weaver[5]
Hard Charger: 78-Justin Clark +7

NRA 360 Sprints

Qualifying
1.22M-Dan McCarron, 14.389; 2.46-Ryan Coniam, 14.740; 3.09-Justin Adams, 14.768; 4.2-Ricky Peterson, 14.849; 5.23-Devon Dobie, 14.912; 6.66D-Chase Dunham, 14.914; 7.11A-Tim Allison, 14.931; 8.49-Shawn Dancer, 14.984; 9.23s-Brad Strunk, 15.044; 10.9-Logan Riehl, 15.101; 11.7M-Brandon Moore, 15.329; 12.29-Rich Farmer, 15.376; 13.24-Kobe Allison, 15.701; 14.82-Cameron Burke, 15.832; 15.11N-Ed Neumeister, 15.895;

Heat 1, Group A (8 Laps)
1. 09-Justin Adams[2] ; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer[5] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[4] ; 5. 46-Ryan Coniam[3] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 7. 23s-Brad Strunk[6] ; 8. 29-Rich Farmer[8]

Heat 2, Group B (8 Laps)
1. 11A-Tim Allison[2] ; 2. 23-Devon Dobie[4] ; 3. 66D-Chase Dunham[3] ; 4. 9-Logan Riehl[1] ; 5. 24-Kobe Allison[5] ; 6. 11N-Ed Neumeister[7] ; 8. 82-Cameron Burke[6]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps)
1. 66D-Chase Dunham[1] ; 2. 11A-Tim Allison[2] ; 3. 09-Justin Adams[3] ; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer[4] ; 5. 23-Devon Dobie[5] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 8. 9-Logan Riehl[8] ; 9. 46-Ryan Coniam[9] ; 10. 24-Kobe Allison[10] ; 11. 7M-Brandon Moore[11] ; 12. 11N-Ed Neumeister[12] ; 13. 23s-Brad Strunk[13] ; 14. 82-Cameron Burke[14] ; 15. 29-Rich Farmer[15]

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 23m-Brad Mitten[3] ; 3. 67-Ben Clapp[6] ; 4. 26-Kyle Lagrou[8] ; 5. 4s-Keith Sorg[4] ; 6. 32H-Dan Hennig[7] ; 7. 11-Austin Gibson[5] ; 8. 7G-Bryce Black[2]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 16-Jim Holcomb[4] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[8] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 4. 4M-Jamie Miller[7] ; 5. 78-Austin Black [3] ; 6. 27-Calob Crispen[6] ; 7. 14T-Cody Truman[1] ; 8. 32-Kevin Phillips[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)
1. 911-Cory McCaughey[1] ; 2. 115-Ben Good[2] ; 3. 1-John Brooks[5] ; 4. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[7] ; 5. 7X-Dana Frey[3] ; 6. P51-Paul Brown JR[6] ; 7. 75-Adam Dible[8] ; 8. 7H-JT Horn[4]

B-Main 1 (0 Laps)
1. 32H-Dan Hennig[1] ; 2. P51-Paul Brown JR[3] ; 3. 14T-Cody Truman[5] ; 4. 27-Calob Crispen[2] ; 5. 75-Adam Dible[6] ; 6. 7H-JT Horn[9] ; 7. 11-Austin Gibson[4]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)
1. 911-Cory McCaughey[11] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 3. 16-Jim Holcomb[12] ; 4. 4M-Jamie Miller[9] ; 5. 78-Austin Black [14] ; 6. 7X-Dana Frey[15] ; 7. 67-Ben Clapp[10] ; 8. 27-Calob Crispen[19] ; 9. 1-John Brooks[3] ; 10. 75-Adam Dible[20] ; 11. 23m-Brad Mitten[2] ; 12. 32H-Dan Hennig[16] ; 13. 26-Kyle Lagrou[8] ; 14. 115-Ben Good[7] ; 15. 14T-Cody Truman[18] ; 16. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[5] ; 17. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 18. 33-Jeff Ward[6] ; 19. P51-Paul Brown JR[17] ; 20. 4s-Keith Sorg[13]
Hard Charger: 27-Calob Crispen +11

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JUNE 18, 2020

CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

410 SPRINTS & 358 MODIFIEDS HEADLINE THUNDER ON THE HILL. . . . . . .

DEWEASE, SWINDELL, ABREU, DIETRICH, WOLFE, RAHMER, MARKS & OTHERS EYE $10,000 TO WIN HODNETT CUP AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY TUESDAY, JUNE 30 7:30 PM

A star-filled night is planned for Tuesday, June 30 at the Grandview Speedway when the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents the RED ROBIN 410 SPRINT SPEED WEEK $10,000 to win Hodnett Cup. Joining the 410 Sprints will be the 358 NASCAR Modifieds. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM Along with the rich payoff, this race is dedicated to one of the all-time great Sprint Car drivers, Greg Hodnett who lost his life in a racing accident in 2018. Hodnett is a six time Thunder Series champion and a nine time feature winner at Grandview.

Some of the top 410 Sprint Car drivers in country will be on the Hill at Grandview Tuesday night, including Lance Dewease, a ten time Thunder on the Hill feature winner, just one win behind Billy Pauch, the winningest sprint car driver at Grandview with eleven victories. Sammy Swindell is expected to be in the field and his one and only Thunder on the Hill victory came on May 29, 1996 in a World of Outlaws event. Always exciting, Rico Abreu of Rutherford, CA is coming to the Hill to chase his first Thunder win. Freddie Rahmer Jr, a one time winner at Grandview is always fast on the high-banked one-third mile oval. Danny Dietrich, Lucas Wolfe, Brent Marks, Ryan Smith, Anthony Macri and TJ Stutts are all contenders for the $10,000 Hodnett Cup prize.

Joining the high powered 410 Sprints will be the always exciting 358 NASCAR Modifieds taking part in a series of qualifying events leading up to the $3,000 to win 30 lap feature. Possible modified entries include Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Mike Gular, Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller and Ryan Watt.

Event sheets and payoff details for both the 410 Sprints and 358 Modifieds are posted on the website at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. Grandstand admission for this event is $30 for adults, $10 for children 6 to 11 and kids five and under will be admitted for free. The Pit fee is $40 and a license is not required.

Advance tickets for this event are available by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak clearly, provide you first and last name and the number of tickets you need. There is no need to leave your phone number. Tickets may be paid for and picked up on race night at the Will Call Window after 4:30 PM. With advance tickets, you may enter the grandstands immediately after receiving your tickets. We do ask that you please bring exact change. General admission tickets will go on sale at 5 PM.

The Thunder Series will continue on Tuesday night, August 4 when the USAC National Midgets invade the Hill for the 2nd Annual Ken Brenn Midget Masters also joined by the 358 NASCAR Modifieds with action getting underway at 7:30 PM. On Thursday night, August 27, Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions 410 sprints will bring the party to the Hill with the 358 NASCAR Modifieds being part of this double header on Levan Machine & Truck Night at Grandview.

The Thunder Series will close out 2020 with the Annual October Halloween event on Saturday night, October 17 with the Trick or Treat Triple 20’s for 358 Modifieds joined by the Sportsman with a 6 PM starting time.

The conditions and requirements under the COVID-19 situation are ever changing and we will provide updates as we approach race night. To offer the safest possible conditions for our fans, competitors, officials, safety crew and track employees, we are making the following requests.

Please bring exact change when purchasing general admission tickets or pit passes.

We also advise that you wear a face mask, although not mandatory.

When possible, especially when standing in line, practice social distancing and be consideration of the individuals around you.

Also, as much as we want you to join us, if you are not feeling well, please do not attend.

2020 marks the thirty-first season of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series at Grandview Speedway. Grandview Speedway is a one-third mile high banked dirt oval located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA.

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES SCHEDULE

Tuesday, June 30 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Car Speed Week Hodnett Cup & 358 Modifieds*

Tuesday, August 4 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

USAC National Midgets Ken Brenn Midget Masters & 358 Modifieds*

Thursday, August 27 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

Levan Machine & Truck Presents: Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds"

Saturday, October 17 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 6 PM

MODS AT THE MADHOUSE Trick or Treat Triple 20's & Sportsman

Grandview Speedway

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: Track Website: www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

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About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 31 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 137 events, over $4.8 million dollars has been divvied up among the area's fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, USAC Midgets, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.

About Grandview Speedway

Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 58th Anniversary season in 2020. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

World of Outlaws


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Winner Logan Schuchart (Trent Gower Photo)



MARATHON MAN: Logan Schuchart ends long night at Jackson Motorplex with big win
The Shark Racing driver maintains AGCO Jackson Nationals points lead going into final night

JACKSON, MN – June 26, 2020 – Aside from the medal around his neck and a few drops of sweat sliding down his face, you’d never be able to tell Logan Schuchart just endured a six-hour marathon.

The Hanover, PA driver not only survived a double World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature night at the 4/10-mile Jackson Motorplex on Friday, he ended the night as the top driver.

After finishing fourth in round one of the 42nd Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals at the beginning of the night, Schuchart came back stronger in round two and won by close to five seconds. He now goes into Saturday’s AGCO Jackson Nationals $30,000-to-win finale with a 22-point lead over Daryn Pittman for the title.

“It feels good,” said Schuchart about his point lead in the crown jewel event. “With the different format you never know if you should sandbag or try to start on the pole. That’s a tough equation to figure that out. You see some cars miss it when they try and do that. We tried to go as fast as we could every time we hit the racetrack. It’s paid off for us. We’re going to be up front in this thing.”

He picked up valuable points throughout the night with runner-up finishes in his Drydene Heat Race and the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash – placing him on the outside pole for the Feature.

When the green flag waved to start the 25-lap event, Schuchart got a bad start, allowing polesitter Jason Sides to pull away and Daryn Pittman to sneak underneath him. He saw an opening to charge back around both of them off Turn 2, though. While riding the high side of the track, Schuchart ran both of them down by the center of the corner. However, the opening he saw closed when Sides slid up the track and blocked his lane. Sides’ mistake allowed Pittman to dart out front.

Schuchart made his way by Sides shortly after and began to hunt Pittman down. He could inch closer to the Roth Enterprises #83 car every lap, but never enough to the point where he could make a run at Pittman. The two cars were about equal in speed.

That changed on Lap 9 when Pittman slid off Turn 2 while trying to pass a slower car and allowed Schuchart bolt by him for the lead. From then on, there was nothing Pittman could do. The Drydene #1S quickly put about a straightaway distance between them and continued to grow it every lap.

Pittman and third-place Brad Sweet, who won round one early in the day, were left to try and maintain their podium positions.

When Schuchart crossed the finish line, he had a 4.7 sec. lead over Pittman.

“I was a little worried at the beginning because Daryn is always fast here with the 83 team, where it here at Jackson or a big track or a little track. They’re always fast,” Schuchart said. “But we were able to get by there in lap traffic. It just seemed like lap cars, when I get up to them, it seemed like they were racing with each other and I was able to get by them at the right time.”

For Pittman, the runner-up finish is a welcomed solid run for he and his Roth Motorsports team, who are building momentum with a top-five at Tri-State Speedway last weekend and now a top-10 and runner-up finish at Jackson Motorplex.

“We just keep working on our car,” Pittman said. “I’m happy with the direction we’re going. Brent, Tony, Steven, they’ve been working their butts off. Not a lot of good results to show for it. Hopefully we’re turning the corner, getting a little bit better and continue to finish up front.”

Schuchart’s Shark Racing teammate Jacob Allen and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz also had needed runs. Allen won the Last Chance Showdown and then charged from 21st to ninth. Schatz and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team finished fifth – their first top-five and top-10 in four races.

While the first two legs of the AGCO Jackson Nationals championship marathon is over and Schuchart has a sizable lead, he knows completing the final leg on Saturday and winning his first Nationals title won’t be an easy task with Pittman 22 points back in second and reigning Jackson Nationals champion Sweet 32 points back in third.

“The 49 car (of reigning champion Sweet) is going to be fast tomorrow. Daryn is going to be fast,” Schuchart said. “But I think we have a fast Drydene Performance Products race car.”

(AGCO Jackson Nationals points after rounds one and two https://twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws/status/1276757689348087808)

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The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to Jackson Motorplex for the conclusion of the 42nd Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals Saturday night with $30,000-to-win on the line.

You can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

Race Results: 6/26/20 – Jackson Motorplex: AGCO Jackson Nationals Night 2

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$10,000]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [3][$5,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$3,000]; 4. 14-Parker Price-Miller [5][$2,700]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [12][$2,500]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [7][$2,200]; 7. 41-David Gravel [10][$2,000]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [1][$1,800]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [21][$1,600]; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [18][$1,450]; 11. 9-Kasey Kahne [8][$1,300]; 12. 21-Brian Brown [11][$1,200]; 13. 3-Tim Kaeding [17][$1,100]; 14. 49X-Tim Shaffer [15][$1,000]; 15. O9-Matt Juhl [9][$950]; 16. 44S-Trey Starks [6][$900]; 17. 2-Carson Macedo [19][$850]; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$750]; 19. 2M-Kerry Madsen [16][$725]; 20. 13-Mark Dobmeier [24][$700]; 21. 17B-Bill Balog [14][$700]; 22. 16-Brooke Tatnell [23][$700]; 23. 7-Justin Henderson [22][$700]; 24. 14X-Jody Rosenboom [20][$700];
Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-9, Logan Schuchart 10-25;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 1A-Jacob Allen[+12]

Qualifying – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.705; 2. 41-David Gravel, 13.002; 3. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.064; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.072; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.097; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.102; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.124; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.142; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.144; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.197; 11. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.228; 12. 16-Brooke Tatnell, 13.257; 13. 7-Justin Henderson, 13.277; 14. 17A-Austin McCarl, 13.316; 15. 21-Brian Brown, 13.353; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.355; 17. 9-Kasey Kahne, 13.361; 18. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.369; 19. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.404; 20. 44S-Trey Starks, 13.411; 21. O9-Matt Juhl, 13.436; 22. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 13.473; 23. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.489; 24. 14X-Jody Rosenboom, 13.499; 25. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.315; 26. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.505; 27. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 13.526; 28. 6-Bill Rose, 13.549; 29. 64-Scotty Thiel, 13.585; 30. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.601; 31. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 13.603; 32. 4-Terry McCarl, 13.625; 33. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 13.656; 34. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 13.825; 35. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, 13.939; 36. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 14.041; 37. 4X-Cody Hansen, 14.049; 38. O5-Colin Smith, 14.115; 39. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 14.178; 40. 33-James Broty, 14.249; 41. 3-Tim Kaeding, 14.352; 42. 14K-Tori Knutson, 14.475; 43. 6X-Frank Rodgers, 14.655

DRYDENE Heat #1 (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 9-Kasey Kahne [2]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 3. O9-Matt Juhl [1]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 5. 3-Tim Kaeding [11]; 6. 7-Justin Henderson [3]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 8. 64-Scotty Thiel [8]; 9. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 10. 4X-Cody Hansen [10]; 11. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [9]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 2. 14-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 3. 41-David Gravel [6]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog [2]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 6. 17A-Austin McCarl [3]; 7. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey [7]; 8. 35-Skylar Prochaska [9]; 9. 2C-Wayne Johnson [8]; 10. O5-Colin Smith [10]; 11. 14K-Tori Knutson [11]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [5]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [6]; 6. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [8]; 7. 13-Mark Dobmeier [7]; 8. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [9]; 9. 2K-Kevin Ingle [10]; 10. 6X-Frank Rodgers [11]; 11. 33M-Mason Daniel [2]

DRYDENE Heat #4 (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 44S-Trey Starks [2]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6]; 5. 14X-Jody Rosenboom [1]; 6. 16-Brooke Tatnell [4]; 7. 4-Terry McCarl [8]; 8. 6-Bill Rose [7]; 9. 33-James Broty [10]; 10. 97-Alan Gilbertson [9]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [5]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 5. 14-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 6. 44S-Trey Starks [3]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [7]; 8. 9-Kasey Kahne [8]

C-Main (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer – 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson [2][-]; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [1][-]; 3. 33-James Broty [4][$]; 4. 4X-Cody Hansen [5][$]; 5. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [9][$150]; 6. 97-Alan Gilbertson [8][$150]; 7. O5-Colin Smith [6][$150]; 8. 2K-Kevin Ingle [3][$125]; 9. 14K-Tori Knutson [10][$125]; 10. 6X-Frank Rodgers [7][$125]; 11. 33M-Mason Daniel [11][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer – 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][-]; 2. 7-Justin Henderson [3][-]; 3. 16-Brooke Tatnell [2][-]; 4. 13-Mark Dobmeier [7][-]; 5. 17A-Austin McCarl [4][$300]; 6. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [5][$250]; 7. 4-Terry McCarl [8][$225]; 8. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [14][$200]; 9. 2C-Wayne Johnson [13][$200]; 10. 64-Scotty Thiel [9][$200]; 11. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey [6][$200]; 12. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [11][$200]; 13. 6-Bill Rose [12][$200]; 14. 4X-Cody Hansen [16][$200]; 15. 35-Skylar Prochaska [10][$200]; 16. 33-James Broty [15][$200]

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Justin Grant won became the first two-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car winner at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway on Friday night.
(Ryan Sellers Photo)



RED HOT GRANT GRABS 3RD WIN IN LAST 4 STARTS AT PLYMOUTH

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Plymouth, Indiana (June 26, 2020).........Following Friday night's USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory at Plymouth Speedway, we can just about officially classify Justin Grant as "red hot."

No, we're not talking about the massive sunburn the Ione, Calif. driver was sporting following a recent five-hour kayaking adventure, but of his recent run in the sprint car that has witnessed him win three of last four series events in the month of June.

By doing so, Grant became the first driver to win three of four during a stretch of the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season since he, himself did it toward the end of the 2018 season, when he actually won four in a five-race stretch.

For Grant, this is different, though. This is in the thick of the season, and with even bigger goals in mind as the season progresses, the confidence within Grant is at peak level every time he straps into the TOPP Motorsports/NOS Energy Drink - TOPP Industries - The Bow Foundation/Maxim/Claxton Chevy No. 4.

"The only other time I hit on a run like this was at the end of 2018," Grant recalled. "Then, the year ended. They iced us, then we weren't hot when we went back again. Honestly, I feel right now, not to sound cocky, it really feels like I can go into any racetrack and we're going to win that night. I have momentum and confidence, everything's clicking, I feel great, the car's great, the team's great and it's all really come together."

A standard winter "break" between racing seasons is nearly non-existent each year with thrashing, building and rebuilding the name of the game. But with time on their hands and playing the waiting game during the extended offseason amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Grant had the opportunity to sit down and pencil out his personal goals and what it's going to take to get there.

As a result, Grant revealed he's in the best physical shape of his life and, mentally, he's as quick as he's ever been. With team owner Kevin Birchmeier and crew chief Mark Shambarger, the team is firing on all cylinders at the moment, and lead the standings by 37 exiting Plymouth just six races into the year, all of which the team has finished in the top-five and half of which the team has enjoyed the spoils of victory.

Grant started the race from the pole position, but it was Dave Darland who gained the early lead with a strong start from the outside of the front row, ultimately leading the first two laps of the 30-lap feature. On the third lap, Grant drove his machine to the topside of the third turn, then diamonded off toward the bottom of turn four to blitz underneath Darland for the race lead at the line by a half-car length.

A half-lap later, calamity ensued as Chris Windom and Brady Bacon made contact in turn three - Windom's right front to Bacon's left rear - sending Bacon into a wild series of nose-to-tail flips while Windom slid to a stop. Incredibly, both were able to make repairs and return to action during the red flag period, then restarted from the tail with Windom getting back to 11th and Bacon, with a caved-in tail tank and all, charging back to finish 9th.

On the ensuing restart, Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier C.J. Leary was the man on the move, ripping around the outside of Darland for the second position, then was right on the back bumper of Grant for the race lead where he'd remain one-two-three car lengths behind for most of the first half of the race.

On lap 13, Grant made, arguably, his defining move of the race, splitting between the cars of Blake Vermillion and Steve Irwin entering the third turn while Leary tried to find the space to fenagle his way back to Grant, but it was to no avail for the time being as Grant cracked open an instant half-straightaway lead.

At the time of the move, Grant recalled hearing somebody in his proximity in arrears. On this night, Grant explained that all his speed was made on entry and it was the momentum that propelled him through the exit. In essence, if you entered the corner slow, you were going to be slow all through the corner, thus allowing a trailing driver a chance to eat up ground in a hurry if he were to enter the corner full steam ahead.

"I didn't know who it was, but I knew the clock was ticking on this deal; we got to get going," Grant exclaimed. "I felt like I could hear somebody. It's funny, when you do this enough, I don't know if you actually hear them or if you just start to get a feeling of how long you've been running slow laps, or what it is, but I felt like there was a right front to my left rear at one point and a little bit of a gap opened up so that a guy could shoot that hole. We blazed on through there and it worked out."

Once clear, the remainder of traffic seemingly fell into place on the bottom while Grant ripped the top, where he was now clipping, stretching his lead to 2.5 seconds by halfway and then to a full straightaway by the time there was 10 to go.

Meanwhile, further back, Tanner Thorson was making in an impressive charge in what was, believe it or not, his first career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car start. With seven laps remaining, the 2016 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget champion and three-time winner with the series thus far this year, slide jobbed Leary for second in turn one, then proceeded to try to truncate Grant's monstrous lead as Grant navigated a swath of hefty traffic.

For Grant, it was the 19th victory of his USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car career, putting him two behind 1967 series champion Greg Weld for 29th all-time. Grant also became the first driver since Kevin Thomas Jr. in 2013 to win three of the first six USAC National Sprint Car races to begin a season.
(Rich Forman Photo)

Grant was methodical, but was wary of the consequences of impatience in traffic following trouble in last Sunday's unsanctioned Kokomo Speedway Sprint Car feature where he was battling for the lead when ran into the back of a lapped car and turned himself around, giving him pause for his air of invincibility.

"It was a really good reminder since I haven't done that in a while," Grant admitted. "It was a good reminder that, 'hey, you're not invincible.' You've got to pay attention. You can still get flustered. I was starting to think I was pretty unflusterable in lapped traffic. Tonight, I just talked myself through it, took the opportunities as they came and capitalized on them when I had them, but didn't force them, and just tried to pick my way through."

A close encounter came about when Grant scraped his front wheel on the rear bumper of series Rookie Anthony D'Alessio at the start/finish line just beneath the waving of Tom Hansing's white flag. Grant cut the inside in turn one, and from there, it was pretty much clear sailing as Grant closed out his second USAC AMSOIL National Sprint car victory at Plymouth after winning the series debut at the 3/8-mile in 2017.

Thorson was an impressive second-place, 1.191 second behind Grant at the checkered, with Leary, Chase Stockon and Darland rounding out the top-five.

For Grant, it was the 19th victory of his USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car career, putting him two behind 1967 series champion Greg Weld for 29th all-time. Grant also became the first driver since Kevin Thomas Jr. in 2013 to win three of the first six USAC National Sprint Car races to begin a season.

Stockon made history Friday night at Plymouth, becoming the first driver to reach 300 consecutive USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature starts, a remarkable record that has spanned every series race since the beginning of the 2012 season.

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: June 26, 2020 - Plymouth Speedway - Plymouth, Indiana - 3/8-Mile Dirt Oval

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING: 1. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.069; 2. Chris Windom, 19, Hayward-13.340; 3. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.358; 4. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-13.382; 5. Dave Darland, 36d, EZR/Curb-Agajanian-13.430; 6. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-13.430; 7. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9K, KT-13.434; 8. Anton Hernandez, 5, Baldwin-13.454; 9. Mario Clouser, 6, Clouser-13.561; 10. Max Adams, 5m, Adams-13.626; 11. Carson Short, 71p, Daigh/Phillips-13.668; 12. Anthony D'Alessio, 01, D'Alessio/Parallax-13.797; 13. Chris Phillips, 6p, Phillips-13.859; 14. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-13.893; 15. Tanner Thorson, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-13.911; 16. Tye Mihocko, 5T, Mihocko-13.942; 17. Steve Irwin, 0, Flying Zero-13.985; 18. Matt Westfall, 33m, Marshall-14.173; 19. Dustin Smith, 77, Smith-14.206; 20. Brandon Long, 02, Long-14.225; 21. Blake Vermillion, 73, Vermillion-14.451; 22. Jack James, 99, James-14.485; 23. Jesse Vermillion, 5v, Vermillion-14.728; 24. Kurt Gross, 1x, Gross-14.951; 25. Garrett Saunders, 71s, Saunders-15.225; 26. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-15.595.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps, top-5 transfer to the feature) 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Chase Stockon, 3. C.J. Leary, 4. Tye Mihocko, 5. Max Adams, 6. Dustin Smith, 7. Chris Phillips, 8. Garrett Saunders, 9. Jack James. 1:53.923

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (8 laps, top-5 transfer to the feature) 1. Chris Windom, 2. Carson Short, 3. Dave Darland, 4. Steve Irwin, 5. Brandon Mattox, 6. Anton Hernandez, 7. Jesse Vermillion, 8. Brandon Long, 9. Robert Bell. NT

AUTOMETER THIRD HEAT: (8 laps, top-5 transfer to the feature) 1. Tanner Thorson, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Matt Westfall, 4. Justin Grant, 5. Anthony D'Alessio, 6. Blake Vermillion, 7. Kurt Gross, 8. Mario Clouser. 1:53.920 (New Track Record)

INDY RACE PARTS/INDY METAL FINISHING SEMI: (10 laps, top-7 transfer to the feature) 1. Anton Hernandez, 2. Dustin Smith, 3. Chris Phillips, 4. Blake Vermillion, 5. Jesse Vermillion, 6. Brandon Long, 7. Kurt Gross, 8. Jack James, 9. Garrett Saunders, 10. Mario Clouser. 2:21.409

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Justin Grant (1), 2. Tanner Thorson (8), 3. C.J. Leary (6), 4. Chase Stockon (3), 5. Dave Darland (2), 6. Kevin Thomas Jr. (7), 7. Carson Short (11), 8. Max Adams (10), 9. Brady Bacon (4), 10. Anton Hernandez (9), 11. Chris Windom (5), 12. Mario Clouser (23), 13. Matt Westfall (17), 14. Brandon Mattox (14), 15. Brandon Long (19), 16. Dustin Smith (18), 17. Anthony D'Alessio (12), 18. Blake Vermillion (20), 19. Jesse Vermillion (21), 20. Steve Irwin (16), 21. Kurt Gross (22), 22. Tye Mihocko (15), 23. Chris Phillips (13). NT

**Brady Bacon flipped on lap 4 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Dave Darland, Laps 3-30 Justin Grant.

NEW USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Justin Grant-444, 2-Chris Windom-407, 3-Brady Bacon-401, 4-C.J. Leary-396, 5-Kevin Thomas Jr.-354, 6-Chase Stockon-354, 7-Carson Short-329, 8-Dave Darland-300, 9-Logan Seavey-253, 10-Anton Hernandez-244.

NEW OVERALL PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Chris Windom-45, 2-Logan Seavey-43, 3-Tanner Thorson-40, 4-Justin Grant-35, 5-Cannon McIntosh-32, 6-Andrew Layser-31, 7-Tanner Carrick-27, 8-Daison Pursley-27, 9-Kevin Thomas Jr.-26, 10-Thomas Meseraull-24.

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: July 1, 2020 - Terre Haute Action Track - Terre Haute, Indiana - 1/2-Mile Dirt Oval - 50th Tony Hulman Classic

CONTINGENCY AWARD WINNERS:

Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier: C.J. Leary

Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner: Kevin Thomas Jr.

Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner: Chris Windom

AutoMeter Third Heat Winner: Tanner Thorson

Indy Race Parts / Indy Metal Finishing Semi Winner: Anton Hernandez

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger: Tanner Thorson (8th to 2nd)

Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher: Matt Westfall

Saldana Racing Products First Non-Transfer: Jack James

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Friday, June 26, 2020

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Cap Henry has picked right up where he left off the past two seasons – winning races in Ohio. The Republic, Ohio driver scored his second win of the season Friday, June 26 at Attica Raceway Park, leading all 30 laps of the 410 sprint feature on Burns Electric, Edward Jones of Clyde, Smith Paving Night presented by Integrity Auto and Truck Sales.

Henry, driver of the Lane Racing machine carrying sponsorship from Dragons Milk White, New Holland Spirits, Beer Barrel Bourbon, FK Rod Ends, Wings Unlimited, Kistler Engines, J&J Racing, Linder Shocks, Simpson, Ballistic Designs, Lead Head Water Fowl, Geck Electric and Nemesis Designs, has won three races in the past three weeks, including one at Wayne County Speedway. It was Henry’s 7th career win at Attica.

The victory kicked off the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship 410 Series Presented by the Baumann Auto Group and was worth $4,000 thanks to Spanky’s Pizza of Carey.

“This just shows how good the Lane guys have this thing…Zack (Meyers) has this thing real fast and that puts a lot of pressure on me to do the right things,” said Henry.

“We aren’t sure if we are going to follow the AFCS. We have a couple of things going on with Dragon’s Milk and Beer Barrel Bourbon…we have some stuff we have to commit to them so we will see what happens,” added Henry.

Mansfield, Ohio’s Matt Irey, Attica’s 2016 track champion, has been knocking on the door of victory lane all season, recording a pair of runner-up finishes and a third. It all came together Friday as he led all 25 laps for his fourth career Attica victory. The win kicked off the Attica-Oakshade Raceway Late Model Series Challenge for 2020 as well.

“We’ve been fast all year. Last year we brought a back-up car out and won. This is a brand new car again and I can’t beat it. The driver gave one up two weeks ago and I knew I couldn’t give another one up. I want to thank all my guys…Chris, my dad, my mom, my fiancée, Dustin, my fiancée's uncle Doug…we’ve busted our butts and we got something for them this season,” said Irey beside his Mid-Ohio Graphics, Rod Eddleblute’s Garage, Robin Jakubick Realtor, Artisan Concrete, Flenner Water Well & Excavating, Kilgore & Harring CPA backed #36.

Three time Attica 305 sprint champion Paul Weaver took the lead on lap 17 and drove to his second straight win and 51st of his career at the track. Coupled with a win last Saturday at Fremont Speedway, Weaver has won three features in a row.

Weaver’s win makes him a top contender for the NAPA of Bryan AFCS 305 Sprint Series Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales title. The victory was worth $1,000 thanks to Gressman Powersports.

“You never want to see Jamie Miller coming. The bottom was pretty good. I don’t run bleeders and I was worried about building up too much air and that yellow helped me cool the tires down and run the middle,” said Weaver beside his B&B Drain Services, M&L Excavating, Hampshire Racing Engines, Seagate Sandblasting backed machine. “I want to thank Pam and Steve Brown and if it weren’t for Dave Rice and Bob Hampshire I wouldn’t even been here.”

Henry and Caleb Griffith brought the field to green for the Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprint feature but Chris Andrews took a tumble necessitating a restart. When the green flew again so did Henry, pulling away from the field while Griffith battled with Nate Dussel with Brock Martin, Craig Mintz, Max Stambaugh, Cale Conley and Chad Kemenah giving chase.

A caution on lap four wiped out a big lead for Henry but once again on the restart he was able to pull away with Griffith and Dussel comfortably rounding out the top three while Martin, Conley and Mintz battled for fourth.

Shawn Dancer flipped on lap nine (he was uninjured) again wiping out a big lead for Henry. The car on the move was Tyler Gunn, charging from 18th to eighth. When the race resumed Henry pulled away from Griffith but when the leaders encountered lapped traffic with just 10 laps to go, Griffith started to close with Dussel, Conley, Mintz and Kemenah in pursuit.

Henry split two lapped cars on lap 23 and drove away to the victory over Griffith, Mintz, Dussel and Conley.

Larry Bellman and Mike Bores brought the field to green for the 25 lap Propane.com/Dirt Nerds Podcast Late Model A-main but fourth starter Irey immediately served notice he was the car to beat, driving into the lead. A multi-car crash on lap two bunched the field up with Bellman, Rusty Schlenk, Bores, Jon Henry and last week’s winner Matt Miller right on Irey’s tail.

Irey was able to pull away while Schlenk moved into second and after a tremendous battle between Henry, Bellman, Bores, Devin Shiels and Miller, Miller was able to finally wrestle the third spot on lap 11. Lapped traffic came into play with 11 laps to go but Irey did not make a mistake and in fact made a brilliant move splitting two lapped cars on lap 18.

Irey drove to the win over Schlenk, Miller, Henry and Shiels.

The front row of the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature saw Shawn Valenti and Kody Brewer race to the green with Valenti taking the lead over fourth starter Steve Rando, Brewer, Kyle Peters and Weaver. Rando charged into the lead on lap two and was pulling away before a rash of cautions.

When the green flew again, Weaver jumped from fourth to second with Valenti battling Brewer, Seth Schneider and Brandon Moore for third. At the half-way point Weaver was closing the gap on Rando and by lap 17 drove under him for the lead. Jamie Miller was now on the move from his 12th starting spot and racing up to third with Schneider and 18th starter Matt Foos giving chase.

A caution with three laps to go gave Rando and Miller another shot at Weaver. Miller took second on the restart but could not catch Weaver who drove to the win. Miller, Rando, Foos and Schneider rounded out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will kick off Ohio Sprint Speedweek with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday, July 3 on Baumann Auto Group, Ohio Laborers, Ohio Cat Night. The late models will also be in action. There is a $1,000 bonus for any driver in the top 20 in Attica’s points to defeat the All Stars and win the feature.
Keep tabs on the ongoing race schedule at www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park. For those who can't attend the races, DirtVision.com carries all the action on pay per view.

Attica Raceway Park
June 26, 2020

410 Sprints - Callie's Performance Products

Qualifying
1.09-Craig Mintz, 13.022; 2.16-DJ Foos, 13.059; 3.3C-Cale Conley, 13.061; 4.83M-Broc Martin, 13.069; 5.1-Nate Dussel, 13.074; 6.8M-TJ Michael, 13.111; 7.4-Cap Henry, 13.125; 8.71H-Ryan Ruhl, 13.196; 9.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.211; 10.5-Byron Reed, 13.282; 11.97-Max Stambaugh, 13.286; 12.25M-Chris Andrews, 13.296; 13.15K-Chad Kemenah, 13.302; 14.7BC-Tyler Courtney, 13.325; 15.4*-Tyler Street, 13.345; 16.14-Chad Wilson, 13.365; 17.19R-Jordan Ryan, 13.398; 18.18J-RJ Jacobs, 13.402; 19.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.453; 20.77I-John Ivy, 13.457; 21.2L-Landon LaLonde, 13.464; 22.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.477; 23.5T-Travis Philo, 13.487; 24.49-Shawn Dancer, 13.573; 25.27-Keith Sheffer Jr, 13.616; 26.15-Ricky Peterson, 13.621; 27.33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.727; 28.5B-Chad Blonde, 13.731; 29.12-Corbin Gurley, 13.754; 30.15H-Mitch Harble, 13.776; 31.21N-Frankie Nervo, 13.805; 32.23-Cole Macedo, 13.824; 33.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.825; 34.27Z-Zane DeVault, 13.843; 35.88N-Frank Neill, 13.870; 36.41-Thomas Schinderle, 14.003; 37.14Z-Wyatt Zimmerman, 14.781;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 33W-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer[3] ; 3. 15H-Mitch Harble[5] ; 4. 21N-Frankie Nervo[6] ; 5. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 6. 23-Cole Macedo[7] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 8. 27-Keith Sheffer Jr[2] ; 9. 41-Thomas Schinderle[9] ; 10. 14Z-Wyatt Zimmerman[10]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 97-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 2. 18J-RJ Jacobs[1] ; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[4] ; 5. 27Z-Zane DeVault[9] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 7. 12-Corbin Gurley[8] ; 8. 5B-Chad Blonde[7] ; 9. 71H-Ryan Ruhl[3]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 4-Cap Henry[2] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 3. 25M-Chris Andrews[6] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 5. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 6. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 7. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[7] ; 8. 4*-Tyler Street[8] ; 9. 88N-Frank Neill[9]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 15K-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 83M-Broc Martin[2] ; 3. 3C-Cale Conley[3] ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz[4] ; 5. 19R-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 7. 14-Chad Wilson[5] ; 8. 15-Ricky Peterson[9] ; 9. 2L-Landon LaLonde[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 16-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 4. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[6] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 6. 4*-Tyler Street[8] ; 7. 23-Cole Macedo[3] ; 8. 14Z-Wyatt Zimmerman[11] ; 9. 41-Thomas Schinderle[9] ; 10. 27-Keith Sheffer Jr[7] ; 11. 88N-Frank Neill[10]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps)
1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 2. 19R-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 3. 27Z-Zane DeVault[1] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[6] ; 6. 71H-Ryan Ruhl[9] ; 7. 15-Ricky Peterson[8] ; 8. 5B-Chad Blonde[7] ; 9. 2L-Landon LaLonde[10] ; 10. 12-Corbin Gurley[5]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 4-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 33W-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 3. 09-Craig Mintz[7] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 5. 3C-Cale Conley[9] ; 6. 15K-Chad Kemenah[10] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[18] ; 8. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 9. 77I-John Ivy[19] ; 10. 3J-Trey Jacobs[16] ; 11. 5-Byron Reed[21] ; 12. 97-Max Stambaugh[5] ; 13. 27Z-Zane DeVault[22] ; 14. 21N-Frankie Nervo[14] ; 15. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[12] ; 16. 19R-Jordan Ryan[20] ; 17. 18J-RJ Jacobs[8] ; 18. 8M-TJ Michael[15] ; 19. 15H-Mitch Harble[11] ; 20. 49-Shawn Dancer[6] ; 21. 25M-Chris Andrews[13] ; 22. 16-DJ Foos[17]

Hard Charger: 68G-Tyler Gunn +11

305 Sprints - Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 85-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 3. 1H-Zeth Sabo[5] ; 4. 09-Justin Adams[1] ; 5. 22-Justin Lusk[6] ; 6. X-Mike Keegan[7] ; 7. 28-Tad Peck[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 5-Kody Brewer[1] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[5] ; 4. 75-Jerry Dahms[3] ; 5. 9-Logan Riehl[7] ; 6. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[4] ; 7. 77X-Jamin Kindred[6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[2] ; 3. Z10-Brandon Moore[5] ; 4. 3V-Chris Verda[3] ; 5. 12F-Matt Foos[6] ; 6. 3X-Brandon Riehl[4] ; 7. 51-Garrett Craine[7]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps)
1. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 4. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[1] ; 5. X15-Kasey Ziebold[5] ; 6. 13-Jeremy Duposki[3] ; 7. 83-Shane Call[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 22-Justin Lusk[1] ; 2. 12F-Matt Foos[3] ; 3. 83-Shane Call[12] ; 4. X-Mike Keegan[5] ; 5. 13-Jeremy Duposki[8] ; 6. X15-Kasey Ziebold[4] ; 7. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[6] ; 8. 28-Tad Peck[9] ; 9. 77X-Jamin Kindred[10] ; 10. 9-Logan Riehl[2] ; 11. 3X-Brandon Riehl[7] ; 12. 51-Garrett Craine[11]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[12] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 4. 12F-Matt Foos[18] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[9] ; 6. Z10-Brandon Moore[6] ; 7. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[10] ; 9. 1H-Zeth Sabo[5] ; 10. 83-Shane Call[19] ; 11. 85-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 12. X-Mike Keegan[20] ; 13. 75-Jerry Dahms[14] ; 14. 22-Justin Lusk[17] ; 15. 11G-Luke Griffith[11] ; 16. 09-Justin Adams[13] ; 17. 5-Kody Brewer[2] ; 18. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[16] ; 19. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[8] ; 20. 3V-Chris Verda[15]

Hard Charger: 12F-Matt Foos +14

Late Models - Propane.com/Dirt Nerds Podcast

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 51-Devin Shiels[5] ; 2. 91-Rusty Schlenk[8] ; 3. 98-Tim Sabo[3] ; 4. 15-Jon Henry[7] ; 5. 29-Nate Potts[4] ; 6. 69W-Jeff Warnick[6] ; 7. 17-Jeff Geis[2] ; 8. RH21-Gregg Haskell[9] ; 9. 28-Kent Brewer[1]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 3-Matt Miller[2] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[6] ; 3. 94-Mike Bores[1] ; 4. 5M-Ryan Markham[4] ; 5. 59-Larry Bellman[5] ; 6. 77-Steve Kester[9] ; 7. 25-Ryan Eddleblute[8] ; 8. 27-Ken Hahn[3] ; 9. 16-Steve Sabo[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 36-Matt Irey[4] ; 2. 91-Rusty Schlenk[5] ; 3. 3-Matt Miller[8] ; 4. 15-Jon Henry[7] ; 5. 51-Devin Shiels[9] ; 6. 94-Mike Bores[2] ; 7. 59-Larry Bellman[1] ; 8. 5M-Ryan Markham[6] ; 9. RH21-Gregg Haskell[15] ; 10. 98-Tim Sabo[10] ; 11. 29-Nate Potts[3] ; 12. 69W-Jeff Warnick[11] ; 13. 17-Jeff Geis[13] ; 14. 16-Steve Sabo[18] ; 15. 77-Steve Kester[12] ; 16. 25-Ryan Eddleblute[14] ; 17. 27-Ken Hahn[16] ; 18. 15M-Garrett McClain[19] ; 19. 28-Kent Brewer[17]

Hard Charger: RH21-Gregg Haskell +6

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Winner Brad Sweet (Trent Gower Photo)



ROUND ONE KNOCKOUT: Brad Sweet wins first round of AGCO Jackson Nationals
Kasey Kahne Racing gets early win, but Logan Schuchart takes Jackson Nationals points lead
JACKSON, MN – June 26, 2020 – After losing a win by inches last week, reigning champion Brad Sweet dominates the first of two Features Friday night for the 42 Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals.

Sweet, the two-time and defending AGCO Jackson Nationals champion, won his fourth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature at the 4/10-mile Jackson Motorplex before having to turn around and run another Feature later in the night.

“We were slow in qualifying and had to make up for it," said Sweet, of Grass Valley CA. "Luckily we got the win."

Thursday night’s program was halted by rain and pushed to Friday evening before the official second night of the AGCO Jackson Nationals kicked off.

Sweet had made his way into the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash with a second-place run in his Drydene Heat Race. He then went on to secure another runner-up finish behind winner Austin McCarl in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash – placing him on the outside pole for the 25-lap Feature.

When Feature went green, after a red flag on the initial start for Mark Dobmeier flipping in Turn 2, Sweet snuck to the outside of Austin McCarl and drove around him in Turns 3 and 4 to claim the lead on the first lap. From then on, it was “The Big Cat’s” show.

Sweet pulled away to about a straightaway lead over McCarl by the second lap of the race. He hit lap traffic on Lap 6, but the slower cars didn’t faze him. While McCarl was able to knock off a tenth of a second here and there when lap cars blocked the track in front of Sweet, the NAPA Auto Parts #49 gained those tenths back and more once he found clean air.

"I've felt comfortable here," said Sweet, who's won the last three 410 Sprint Car events at the track. "We have a good package here. Hats of to my guys."

Shane Stewart had an impressive run going in his Feature debut in Guy Forbrook’s #5 car, running third for most of the race. But on Lap 13 he had an issue and had to pull off track. It was a big enough issue to end his entire night. That moved Matt Juhl, who won at Jackson Motorplex in a 360-c.i. Sprint Car the week before, into third.

Neither Juhl or McCarl had anything for Sweet in the closing laps. He pulled his Kasey Kasey Racing car into Victory Lane for the fifth time this year with the World of Outlaws.

"Hopefully we can have a good night overall and it will put us in a good spot on Saturday (for the Jackson Nationals championship $30,000-to-win finale)," Sweet said.

McCarl finished second and Juhl rounded out the podium – career best World of Outlaws runs for the two drivers.

"He (Sweet) got a good run there on the top and got by me," McCarl said. "That's why he's a World of Outlaws champion. One of the best in the world right now."

While Sweet takes home the trophy, Logan Schuchart has the early points lead for the Jackson Nationals with his fourth-place finish in the Feature and other strong performances throughout the format, such as his runner-up qualifying run. Parker Price-Miller is second and Sheldon Haudenschild is third. Sweet is currently 12th in points. He qualified 25th in round one, which put him behind in points.

(RELATED: 2020 AGCO Jackson Nationals format https://worldofoutlaws.com/sprintcars/2020-format-agco-jackson-nationals/)

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The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will run round two of the AGCO Jackson Nationals at the Jackson Motorplex tonight, starting at 9 p.m. (CT).

You can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision.

Race Results: 6/26/20 – Jackson Motorplex: AGCO Jackson Nationals Night 1

NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$10,000]; 2. 17A-Austin McCarl [1][$5,000]; 3. O9-Matt Juhl [3][$3,000]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$2,700]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$2,500]; 6. 3-Tim Kaeding [5][$2,200]; 7. 7-Justin Henderson [9][$2,000]; 8. 14-Parker Price-Miller [11][$1,800]; 9. 2-Carson Macedo [18][$1,600]; 10. 83-Daryn Pittman [12][$1,450]; 11. 9-Kasey Kahne [6][$1,300]; 12. 2M-Kerry Madsen [22][$1,200]; 13. 21-Brian Brown [14][$1,100]; 14. 49X-Tim Shaffer [8][$1,000]; 15. 41-David Gravel [17][$950]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16][$900]; 17. 18-Ian Madsen [20][$850]; 18. 15-Donny Schatz [23][$750]; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen [13][$725]; 20. 33M-Mason Daniel [24][$700]; 21. 7S-Jason Sides [15][$700]; 22. 5-Shane Stewart [4][$700]; 23. 13-Mark Dobmeier [19][$700]; 24. 64-Scotty Thiel [21][$700]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 2M-Kerry Madsen[+10]

Qualifying – 1. 64-Scotty Thiel, 12.807; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.839; 3. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 12.857; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.892; 5. 41-David Gravel, 12.894; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.926; 7. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.937; 8. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.94; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.947; 10. 21-Brian Brown, 13.021; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.032; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.038; 13. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.102; 14. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.117; 15. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 13.119; 16. 17A-Austin McCarl, 13.153; 17. 7-Justin Henderson, 13.154; 18. 3-Tim Kaeding, 13.166; 19. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.169; 20. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.176; 21. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.24; 22. O9-Matt Juhl, 13.278; 23. 4-Terry McCarl, 13.279; 24. 9-Kasey Kahne, 13.279; 25. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.292; 26. 44S-Trey Starks, 13.302; 27. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.405; 28. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.413; 29. 16-Brooke Tatnell, 13.451; 30. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 13.537; 31. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.542; 32. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 13.544; 33. 33-James Broty, 13.565; 34. 44-Chris Martin, 13.579; 35. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 13.593; 36. O5-Colin Smith, 13.655; 37. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.821; 38. 14K-Tori Knutson, 13.859; 39. 6-Bill Rose, 13.886; 40. 14X-Jody Rosenboom, 13.898; 41. 3P-Sawyer Phillips, 13.933; 42. 4X-Cody Hansen, 14.052; 43. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 14.101; 44. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 15.681

DRYDENE Heat #1 (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 5-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [7]; 3. 7-Justin Henderson [2]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 5. 41-David Gravel [5]; 6. 33M-Mason Daniel [3]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [10]; 8. 64-Scotty Thiel [6]; 9. 33-James Broty [9]; 10. 16-Brooke Tatnell [8]; 11. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [11]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. O9-Matt Juhl [1]; 2. 3-Tim Kaeding [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [3]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5]; 7. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [8]; 8. 44S-Trey Starks [7]; 9. 44-Chris Martin [9]; 10. 4X-Cody Hansen [11]; 11. 14K-Tori Knutson [10]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 3. 14-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier [3]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [8]; 7. 2C-Wayne Johnson [7]; 8. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [9]; 9. 4-Terry McCarl [1]; 10. 6-Bill Rose [10]; 11. 2K-Kevin Ingle [11]

DRYDENE Heat #4 (10 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 9-Kasey Kahne [1]; 2. 17A-Austin McCarl [3]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [5]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [6]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog [7]; 7. 14X-Jody Rosenboom [10]; 8. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey [2]; 9. 35-Skylar Prochaska [8]; 10. O5-Colin Smith [9]; 11. 97-Alan Gilbertson [11]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 17A-Austin McCarl [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. O9-Matt Juhl [2]; 4. 5-Shane Stewart [5]; 5. 3-Tim Kaeding [4]; 6. 9-Kasey Kahne [6]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [8]; 8. 49X-Tim Shaffer [7]

C-Main (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer – 1. 4-Terry McCarl [2][-]; 2. 16-Brooke Tatnell [4][-]; 3. 33-James Broty [1][$]; 4. 35-Skylar Prochaska [3][$]; 5. 6-Bill Rose [6][$150]; 6. 4X-Cody Hansen [5][$150]; 7. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [8][$150]; 8. 2K-Kevin Ingle [10][$125]; 9. O5-Colin Smith [7][$125]; 10. 14K-Tori Knutson [9][$125]; 11. 97-Alan Gilbertson [11][$125]; 12. 44-Chris Martin [12][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer – 1. 64-Scotty Thiel [1][-]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2][-]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4][-]; 4. 33M-Mason Daniel [3][-]; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [7][$300]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog [5][$250]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [6][$225]; 8. 83R-Lynton Jeffrey [12][$200]; 9. 16-Brooke Tatnell [14][$200]; 10. 14X-Jody Rosenboom [9][$200]; 11. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [11][$200]; 12. 44S-Trey Starks [10][$200]; 13. 2C-Wayne Johnson [8][$200]; 14. 35-Skylar Prochaska [16][$200]; 15. 33-James Broty [15][$200]; 16. 4-Terry McCarl [13][$200]

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